You may have heard that “a calorie is a calorie.” But studies have debunked this myth. The quality of your calories counts! 200 calories of broccoli vs 200 calories of refined sugars elevates your blood glucose differently. A recent study gave young children different amounts of high fructose corn syrup, but the same number of calories, and proved a strong correlation between poor diet and diabetes! Did you know that one soda per day nearly doubles your risk for diabetes? Why is this important for an optometrist? Because diabetes, especially poorly controlled diabetes, has a negative impact on the health of your eyes and your vision.